Health Topics

Staying Hydrated

Now, most people will probably admit that water isn’t the most exciting drink in the world. It might be good for some quick refreshment, especially if you’re not feeling well, but it can get a little boring if you’re stuck on water all the time. That wouldn’t be a problem if staying hydrated wasn’t so …

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The Endocrine System

Hormones don’t just float around willy-nilly. They’re part of a complex system that touches on every part of your body. From the glands that produce them to their journeys through the bloodstream and onto the organs and the messages sent back to the glands so the circle can loop around again, it’s a complicated set …

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Build That Muscle

Now, I’m not a bodybuilder, but if I was, everything I did would be geared toward what would give me the biggest, strongest muscles. I’d eat foods high in protein. I’d do weightlifting and other exercises that help increase my power. And I might consider taking supplements to give me an extra boost. The world …

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Calcium

There’s a long list of minerals that the body needs if it wants to function properly, but calcium will nearly always be high on that list. It’s also one of the most famous. Is there any child who hasn’t been told to drink their milk because it will help them grow strong and healthy bones? …

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1-12

When it comes to vitamins, at first it seems simple to keep track. After all, they’re alphabetical. You start at A and work all the way up to K. Admittedly, you’re not going to spend a lot of time on F, G, H and I. Still, that makes it easy to know if you’re eating …

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Addiction

There are a few areas of health where you’ll find the word recovery. It can refer to physical injury, the period after surgery, and the aftermath of a mental health episode. It’s also a common word when it comes to the treatment of addiction. When it comes to addiction, recovery doesn’t mean a cure. It …

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By Demographic

It’s an unfortunate truth that as we get older, we’re more likely to see warning signs in our health. High blood pressure. Brittle bones. Arthritis. Dementia. Heart attacks. Strokes. Cancer. It’s an unsettling list. You might know that cholesterol is another thing that tends to become more dangerous as we age. It becomes harder for …

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Psychosis

Psychosis. Even today, when people have become a lot more open-minded and understanding of mental illness, it’s a word that some hear with dread. It’s full of stereotypes and misunderstandings that can stop sufferers from receiving support. It is not uncommon to hear terms like “psychosis” or “psychotic” thrown around as generic synonyms for dangerously …

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